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10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

There's no doubt about, despite its benefits, plastic is an enemy and we as a collective body of human beings use far too much of it. If reducing plastic use is a resolution for you in 2019, you're not alone - a record number of people have resolved to use less plastic this year than they did last year and some brave souls are even embarking on a trash-free lifestyle. Whether you're hoping to become more conscious of your daily use of plastic or hoping to reduce your consumption, we've pulled together several helpful tips that will help to...

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Positive News: 6 Bermudian Things To Feel Joy About This Year

It's only the second week of January and we have so much to look forward to in 2019. Here are 6 things we feel grateful for this year.    The Bermuda Festival With its roots in the appreciation of the arts, and their steadfast c...

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The Ocean’s Tiny Records of Climate Change: Scientists Looking to Planktonic Organisms for Evidence of Past Climate Conditions

We have known for decades that scientists can learn about local climate conditions by studying the growth rings in trees. Wide rings form in warmer years with more precipitation; thinner rings indicate a colder, dryer growing season; and scars p...

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Unraveling the Microbial Mysteries of Sargassum Seaweed – Doctoral student at BIOS investigates how algae survives in low-nutrient environments

Pictured above: Dani Cox, a doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, looks at a sample of Sargassum, a brown, marine macroalgae. Cox is investigating how the seaweed is able to grow and reproduce so successfully in the nu...

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A Marriage of Science and Art: How BIOS scientists team with artists to convey research findings and help interpret the marine world

As scientists work to answer progressively complex questions about the earth and its changing climate, they are becoming more aware of the importance of communicating their findings to the public. To improve the likelihood that their messages ar...

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A “Pivotal” Experience at BIOS Leads to a Science Career: Bermuda Program alum shares her path to community science education and outreach

In 1988, at the age of 20, Maia Patterson McGuire took a break from her usual summer job of working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) to accept an internship with BIOS’s Bermuda Program, a move that would change her career trajec...